Happy Birthday, Alex Haley

I read Alex Haley’s Roots when I was 12 years old with my Granny during summer break. I remember not wanting to go outside and play, so she told me I had to read a book if I was going to stay inside. My Granny had been a teacher/high school guidance counselor for over 50…

AAHGS 43rd National Conference – October 12-15, 2022

The Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society has announced that the 43rd National Conference is now open for registration. This year’s conference will be virtual on October 12-15, 2022. There will be sessions on DNA, research methodologies, how to research online, how to research during slavery for both the slave and the slave owner, and…

I Am Featured in the July/August 2022 Issue of Family Tree Magazine

I started this journey over 10 years ago alone in the library looking through census records on microfilm. I wrote out my family tree by hand from the one funeral program I had of my Granny’s and the newspaper obituaries of my other three grandparents and my great grandmother. I hadn’t read any genealogy reference…

RootsTech 2023 March 2-4, 2023

Mark your calendars for March 2-4, 2023! I’m excited to announce that RootsTech 2023 will be a global online event enhanced by an in-person experience! YOU decide how you want to enjoy RootsTech. Attend the conference from the comfort of your home or join your fellow family history enthusiasts in person in Salt Lake City….